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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55996
Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H53 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion
Registration: 157735
C/n / msn: 65-311
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carboneras -   Spain
Phase: Unknown
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Destination airport:
On March 20, 1978, a CH-53 helicopter from HMM-264 crashed while operating from an advance base ashore during PHIBLEX 3-78 at Carboneras, Spain. The helicopter was engaged in a routine training mission ferrying troops assigned to BLT 1/8. The occupants, four crewmembers and five troop passengers, were evacuated by other HMM 264 helicopters to the USS GUAM for emergency treatment. Four personnel died as a result of their injuries.


1978 command history for the USS GUAM (LPH-9) as referenced in Board of Veterans' Appeals decision Citation No. 1216567.

Revision history:

06-Jul-2020 07:07 evan.frisco Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]

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